10 items from 2015
Paramount Pictures released their new action/thriller film, "Terminator Genisys," into theaters this past Wednesday, July 1st, and all the major,top movie critics served up their reviews. It turns out that the movie didn't quite resonate well with them, getting just an overall 39 score out of a possible 100 across 40 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Byung-hun Lee, Courtney B. Vance, Dayo Okeniyi, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke and Matt Smith. We've posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 grade, stating: "Terminator Genisys fires on all action cylinders when director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) follows the model James Cameron set in the first two films, still the glory of the series." Michael O'Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: "Genisys goes back to what made the »
- Andre Braddox
It could be possible that “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” really is a “massive waste of time and money” and “worse than the worst movie you’ve ever seen,” as critic Christy Lemire of RogerEbert.com said in her review. Despite that slam and similar barbs from Lemire’s colleagues, the family film is on course to be a moneymaker for Sony Pictures. It debuted at No. 2 with $24 million behind “Furious 7” this weekend — about $7 million higher than analysts and the studio had projected. All 38 reviews posted at aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes came down on the “rotten” side for the comedy sequel, »
- Todd Cunningham
Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action/drama film, "Focus," into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are now in from the top,major critics. It turns out that we got a mixed bag of opinions with this one as it got an overall 56 score out of a possible 100 across 40 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The movie stars: Will Smith, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney and Margot Robbie. We've supplied some blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a great 88 score, stating: "This is just sheer, escapist entertainment from start to finish." James Rocchi over at TheWrap, gave it a great 80 score, saying: "Like a perfect cocktail mixes the sour with the sweet and the bright with the boozy, Focus combines seamless, superbly-crafted filmmaking with the fizz and fun created by its leads." Christy Lemire from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 75 score, »
- Andre Braddox
CBS Films released their new comedy film, "The Duff," into theaters this weekend, and the top,major movie critics have turned in their reviews for it. It turns out that they were pretty mixed across the board, giving it a 55 score out of a possible 100 across 26 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Allison Janney, Romany Malco, Mae Whitman, Ken Jeong, Bianca Santos, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Skyler Samuels and Nick Eversman. We've supplied blurbs from a few of the critics, below. Inkoo Kang from TheWrap, gave it a great 90 score, stating: "There’s no doubt that The Duff is clever, funny and quotable enough to become this decade’s “Mean Girls.” Watch your back, Regina George — there’s a new queen bee in town." Christy Lemire over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 75 score, saying: "Quickly and convincingly, it becomes its own funny and fast-paced phenomenon with its own modern-day charm. »
- Andre Braddox
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies released their new animated comedy film, "SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews have been submitted by the top,major movie critics. It turns out that it resonated pretty well with most of them, getting an overall 62 score out of a possible 100 across 22 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, and Douglas Lawrence. We've provided blurbs from a few of the critics, below. Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a very nice 88 score, stating: "The jokes are consistently hilarious, with enough variety to tickle the funny bones of old salts and young fishies alike." Elizabeth Weitzman at the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score, stating: " The spirit of the series remains true: cheerfully random jokes, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them references and, above all, »
- Andre Braddox
SpongeBob SquarePants lives in a pineapple under the sea—and he's a hit. But will audiences still love this porous yellow dude and his quirky BFFs when they leave Bikini Bottom behind and enter into our world?! It seems the answer is yes, because that's exactly what happens in TheSpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and the critics are (for the most part) liking it even more than SpongeBob likes his Krabby Patties! RogerEbert.com's Christy Lemire admits she was "looking at this [the film] form the perspective of a grown woman who's reviewed films for a living for the past 16 years," but writes that kids "won't be nearly so analytical/uptight/whatever you want to call »
George Lucas. attempt at cornering the kid.s animated musical fairy tale market in Strange Magic was, unfortunately, a box-office tragedy for the legendary mind who gave us Star Wars. Its paltry performance financially was only compounded by the shellacking the film would receive from critics, generally dismissing the film as a bizarre, clunky mess of an affair. However, during a discussion of the film, one critic in particular, Ben Mankiewicz would evoke a comparison to "incest porn." Wha?...Huh? You have to give this a listen: So, just exactly How the idea of "incest porn" got juxtaposed to the children.s film Strange Magic you may wonder? Well, sitting down for a 3-person video review during web series, What The Flick?!, host Christy Lemire, along with Matt Atchity of Rotten Tomatoes, were also joined by the aforementioned Turner Classic Movie host and product of Hollywood royalty, Ben Mankiewicz. At »
Universal Pictures released their new drama/thriller flick, "The Boy Next Door" into theaters today, and the top,major movie critics have delivered their reviews. It turns out that most of them just didn't take to it too well, giving it an overall 31 score out of a possible 100 across 27 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The movie stars: Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett, Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics, below. Claudia Puig at USA Today, gave it a 63 score, stating: "Predictable and foolishly unsuspecting characters react in ways that make you want to shake them. But there's an undeniable sense of silly fun in this erotic thriller." Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade. He said: "Boy's premise reeks of stalker-movie mothballs, and it's too timid to fully dive into the high camp it hints at. Instead, this cookie just crumbles. »
Screen Gems (Sony) released their new comedy flick, "The Wedding Ringer," into theaters today, and all the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that the majority of them didn't like it too much, giving it an overall 32 score out of a possible 100 across 20 reviews at the Metacritc.com site. The movie stars: Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Kevin Hart, Olivia Thirlby, Mimi Rogers, Josh Gad, Ken Howard and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Michael Ordona at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score, saying: "Respect is not something viewers will find much of in The Wedding Ringer, nor propriety, nor any of those things that make for respectable family viewing. It’s just a funny, impolite, very not-for-kids romp that goes there." Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 53 score,stating: "While The Wedding Ringer isn’t »
The film was due to open on January 22 but was withdrawn amid the Sony hacking scandal, threats to Us cinemas and North Korea.s objections to the plot depicting an attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
The crude satire was released in the Us on more than 300 indie cinemas on Christmas Day and on digital platforms, generating $US31 million in online revenues and $5 million in ticket sales.
Australian exhibitors are supporting the release but some worry its B.O. prospects will be diluted because many Aussies have already downloaded the title.
.Sony are a major supplier to exhibition and I think the industry should get behind them and support the film,. Reading Cinemas CEO Wayne Smith tells If .
.Unfortunately time is running against Sony and there »
- Don Groves
10 items from 2015
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